Copa 71 + Q&A with Swansea City AFC’s Senior Women’s team and Swansea University’s Women’s AFC

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This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series

From: 21 May 2024, 6:30 p.m.
To: None
Location: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

We are delighted that we will be joined on the evening by Swansea City AFC's Senior Women’s team and Swansea University’s Women’s AFC for a question-and-answer session. Hear about their experiences, challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them. Take this opportunity to hear all about football in Swansea and what the future holds for the sport and the Women that play the game!

It is August 1971. Football teams from England, Argentina, Mexico, France, Denmark and Italy are gathering at Mexico City’s sun-drenched Azteca Stadium. The scale of the tournament is monumental: lavish sponsorship, extensive TV coverage, merchandise on every street corner and crowds of over 100,000 hollering fans turn this historic stadium into ‘a cauldron of noise and heat’ match after match. A fawning media treat the players like rock stars. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the greatest moments in international footballing history.

But this is a tournament unlike anything that’s happened before. The players on the pitch are all women. And it’s likely you’ve never even heard of it. This is Copa 71, the unofficial Women’s World Cup. Dismissed by both FIFA and domestic football associations around the world, this event has been entirely written out of history. Until now.

Contact: Taliesin Arts Centre (Email: - Telephone: 01792 602060




Event created by: n.s.mills